Cue the confetti! As we wrap up Women’s History Month and our celebration of past, current, and future female leaders, we’d like to shine the spotlight on three of Twenty Four Seven Hotels’ extraordinary female General Managers who are making a difference and opening the table for everyone to contribute.
What inspires you in the workplace?
Nicole: I’ve always been inspired by those that weren’t always dealt the greatest hand, but you would never know it by their work ethic.
Jessica: Workplace relationships and connections. The opportunity to meet a myriad of individuals from all over the world and learn from the talented associates I lead.
Adilene: The desire to learn something new every day. New challenges arise, nothing is ever the same and being able to find solutions to different situations is inspiring for me.
What is your work mantra?
Nicole: We set the bar.
Jessica: Stop trying to calm the storm. Calm yourself. The storm will pass.
Adilene: To celebrate all kinds of success whether it’s big or small, any celebration is exciting and it’s important to find different ways to celebrate your team.
What is your leadership philosophy?
Nicole: I believe my team is watching how I handle every matter–big and small. Therefore, I lead by example. I show each of them that the bare minimum isn’t an option. Recognition has become a habit to give. I show compassion, recognizing their personal life. We aren’t machines, we are people with feelings, and we all get treated with the same respect. There will always be issues that arise, however, how we deal with them will set a tone for the workplace.
Jessica: Lead by example! Brené Brown phrased it best, “For me, if you’re not in the arena also getting your ass kicked, I am not interested in your feedback.”
Adilene: I enjoy leading by example—what better example than our own.
What advice do you give up and coming female leaders?
Nicole: Being a female leader in a male driven occupation is extremely tough at times. I’m my true self, always. I can be tough, soft, funny, serious, logical, sensitive, and reasonable. But I always demand the same respect I give you. My advice is just to be your authentic self. Set boundaries when needed and enjoy what you’re doing. Because happy employees are productive employees.
Jessica: The ability to learn is the most important skill a leader should have. And empower those around you! The best leaders, develop those around them.
Adilene: The best advice I can ever give is to be yourself! That is the most powerful tool we have as leaders.
In a role, predominantly held by men, these women are carving out their own path to success and helping others along the way. Thank you for sharing your passion and inspiring us all, here’s to a bright-her future!